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External Wall Insulation


The superior technology mimics the ‘lotus-leaf’, repelling dirt and water to give a super hydrophobic effect, making walls/roof tiles self-cleaning.

  • Dirt particles are unable to obtain a hold on ProPERLA treated surfaces and will simply flow off with rainfall.

  • Helps to prevent discolouration and salt efflorescence.

  • Makes it difficult for the growth of moss, algae or lichens.

  • Slows the ageing or breakdown of the surface of the building or its tiles.

While more expensive than Cavity Wall Insulation the system is very effective and may also be eligible for grant funding. Internal dry lining with insulation-backed plaster board is also available and is necessary to secure ECO funding, but may offer an effective solution in conservation areas or places with restricted planning regulations. The application of an External Wall Insulation system will drastically reduce your home’s heat loss as well as improving the exterior of the property, possibly increasing its value as well. Insulated render systems provide the quickest and most economical solution for increasing the thermal conductivity of a property whilst reducing condensation risks. The insulated render system allows the existing structure to retain heat better, which over time should reduce energy consumption. Installing an insulated render system is an ideal method for reducing thermal leakage, reducing carbon emissions and providing a greater insulation value to a property. In addition, applying a new decorative finish will revitalise the property, often prolonging its life expectancy.

Loft Insulation

Loft Insulation (Lapolla)



Installing spray foam insulation will help save you and your household money every year. The spray foam will seal air within the property and help prevent heat loss; this will make it cheaper to warm your home in the winter and help you save money every year. If you wish to sell your home in the future, buyers will find buying your property with a more attractive option. The savings begin immediately upon installation.


As our spray foam insulation is installed, you will find that your home is more comfortable than ever before. Drafts will be a thing of the past as they will be eliminated in your home. The seal created by the spray foam installation will help reduce cold and hot spots within the home as gaps are closed. This contributes to an even temperature within your property. If your home is near a noisy area, you will not have to suffer anymore as the spray foam seal will help reduce the effect of noise.


Lapolla’s AirTight spray foam insulation has many protective benefits for the home. It restricts air movement, which stops moisture accumulation so that the possibility of mould growth is less likely to occur. A huge benefit of spray foam insulation is that it helps deter pests from entering your home. Once the spray foam has solidified, pests of all kinds will find it difficult to enter your home through the now sealed areas.


Current guidelines recommend up to 10 inches of insulation in your loft. This is usually added to the ground, rather than the roof line, which results in the loss of your storage area, due to not being able to refit floor boards after installation. By implementing spray foam insulation to the roof line, you regain the lost 10 inches, thus increasing storage, height and practicality. Reclaim your loft space!


Spray foam insulation can help support the overall structure of your property. This is dependent on the application and thickness of the spray foam on installation.


Many illnesses like asthma and allergies are often caused by airborne pollutants such as dust, dirt, carbon monoxide and many more. By choosing spray foam insulation, your home will be sealed from a wide range of pollutants in the air. Many customers notice a positive difference in their health after installation.


All spray foam installations are carried out by Lapolla.



Loft Insulation (Superquilt)

YBS Insulation’s SuperQuilt is manufactured in the UK using a combination of 19 layers of True Aluminium Foil, Wadding and High Density Foam. It is designed to Insulate Roofs, Walls, Floors & Conservatories in less space and less time compared to traditional materials. More and more people are choosing to use multi-foil insulation over more traditional materials, for the simple reason that it is more convenient. Compared to other types of insulation, multi-foil insulation is up to 20% thinner and up to 40% lighter which makes it super easy to work with, even if you’re not a specialist.

  • It can be used almost anywhere, it’s not just for roofs but also walls and floors.
  • It’s effective and useful regardless of season. In the summer, the foil reflects sun rays so the house doesn’t get too hot, in the winter the heat in the house is retained by bouncing off the foil, reducing heat loss.
  • It requires little maintenance, with an average lifetime of over 50 years
  •  It works well with other insulation products for example, thermal foam can be used in addition to multi-foil.
  • Space-saving; because the insulation is so thin it can be used in places where space is limited – this is particularly important for loft conversions to maximise the space available.

Due to the special composition of multi-layers of insulation, SuperQuilt effectively deals with all forms of energy transfer (i.e. conduction, convection and radiation). SuperQuilt works most effectively by reflecting infra-red radiation. This means that not only is SuperQuilt effective in winter by reflecting heat back into the building and cold out, but also in summer, SuperQuilt is a very effective barrier to solar overheating which reduces the need for artificial cooling systems as it prevents the accumulation of heat within the building. SuperQuilt is applied directly from the roll either vertically or horizontally depending on the rafter height, pulled tight and stapled onto the rafters. It should be overlapped at each joint by approx. 50mm and sealed using YBS foil tape.


Cavity Wall Insulation


Cavity wall insulation is a material which is used to reduce heat loss in your home. It works by filling the gap in between the bricks in your walls. This reduces the transfer of heat from within your home to the outside. Over a third of the heat from your home escapes through your outer walls. As a result installing wall insulation can mean substantial savings on energy costs.


Properties in Scotland built before the 1920’s have solid brick or stone walls. If your home was built after this is a good chance it have a cavity in between the bricks of your outer walls. Scottish homes built with solid walls during this period are in a minority. Our surveyors can confirm this by drilling a small hole in your wall and looking inside with specialized equipment..

Your house will usually be suitable for cavity wall insulation if:

  • your external walls are unfilled cavity walls
  • the cavity is at least 50mm wide
  • the masonry is in good condition
  • it was built after the 1920’s

When retrofit cavity wall insulation is installed into a property that is located or built in a way that means it should not have the cavities filled or if the work is undertaken incorrectly, the first and most obvious sign of a problem is almost always internal dampness.

Most homeowners are blissfully unaware if cavity wall insulation hasn’t been installed correctly.  They don’t know if it is over-packed, underfilled, where it has slumped, where areas have been missed, vents have been blocked, or obstructions missed.  This is because even though the energy savings won’t be as advertised, there is no visible sign of any defect. Those that are aware of a problem with the insulation within the walls will almost certainly have been put on notice with the appearance of dampness within their home.


Condensation creates damp conditions which often soak insulation.  We are now getting many calls from people who have had cavity wall insulation – their house is getting colder and colder.  The reason is simple.  Cavity walls were designed to breathe. The original concept of cavity walls was intended to be used in coastal areas where windblown rain was a problem and soaked house walls.  It then became standard construction everywhere.  Rain hits the outside wall, and it is able, because the wall is only single brick, to get through.  It then runs down inside the cavity and exits via the bottom.  Airflow in the cavity keeps things nice and dry.

Remember, dry things don’t conduct heat.  Wet things conduct and lose heat very easily.  If your cavity is then filled – you completely destroy any chance the house has of staying dry.  Water can easily get through the outer leaf, and it soaks the cavity fill.  Condensation from the house also gets through the wall on the inside – and instead of wicking away through the cavity, it finds a nice fluffy mess of waste paper or waste cotton.  It all gets wet.  And it stays wet.  So now, your house has wet walls, and a much greater ability to lose heat through the walls – once upon a time, they were nice and dry.  Now they are wet, so they are colder.


Most cavities should be ‘tied’ with brick ties.  If they stay dry, they don’t rust. The wall remains secure.  Cool…

Now then – you fill the cavity, and it gets wet.  The brick ties get wet and stay wet.  And they rust. So the wall is no longer tied together, and it can bulge or fall.  Not so Cool…

Cavity insulation also makes a lovely environment for little critturs – lots of lovely mice nests, rats, you name it – they love the stuff.  The man from the cavity wall insulation company will tell you it’s treated to stop them.  Rubbish.  Have you ever seen a mouse eat plastic?  They do… I’ve seen them eat their way through bags of building chemicals in our store – and keep eating.  It just doesn’t affect them. There’s virtually nothing that will stop a mouse from eating and making a nest. Cavity walls full of fluffy paper or cotton are a paradise for them.  All of this action also makes the insulation settle.  Some areas will have none; others will have lots.  This makes your walls very prone to being damp or cold in some spots, and not in others – so you start to experience random problems with damp.

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